Sports Jeopardy! Recap – August 17, 2016

Jose Guzman played giant killer last week on Sports Jeopardy. How did his title defense go?

You can watch this game on Crackle!

Today’s contestants:

Howard Tilman, a rabbi from Jacksonville, FL
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Jen Gaffney, a digital marketing director from San Diego, CA
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Jose Guzman, a vendor analyst from Ferndale, MI (1-day total: $5,000
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Final Jeopardy! category: BALL SPORTS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Harry Payne Whitney (Yale 1894, inherited $12 mil. 1904) led a U.S. team that ended British dominance in this sport

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What is polo?

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Scores going into Final:
Jose 7,750
Howard 4,250
Jen 2,750

Final Results:
Jen 2,750 – 2,750 = 0 (What is racquetball?)
Howard 4,250 + 2,751 = 7,001 (1-day total: $5,000)
Jose 7,750 – 751 = 6,999 (What is lacrosse?)

Full marks to Howard for getting what was one of the more difficult Final Jeopardy clues — and making the perfect wager — to snatch victory in this one! Howard’s Coryat score of 4,000 is the lowest of any winner thus far this season (The previous lowest was Ray Nhan’s 5750 in the season opener).

Daily Double locations:
1) QUOTING THE BIBLE 750 (20th pick)
Howard -1250 +1000 (Jen 3250 Jose 1750)

2) WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? 1500 (18th pick)
Jose 7250 +2000 (Howard 4250 Jen 1250)
3) ABSOLUTELY NOTHING 1000 (20th pick, 6000 left on board)
Jose 9250 -3000 (Howard 4250 Jen 1250)

On the scoreboard:
20 – 16
31 – 20
On May 11, 2016, Max Scherzer (#31) of the Nationals tied the MLB record by striking out 20 against his former team, the Detroit Tigers. Thanks to Enos Williams (@lwew) for figuring it out.

Game stats:
Howard 4,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.89% in first on buzzer
Jose 10,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.67% in first on buzzer
Jen 2,750 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.56% in first on buzzer

Jose Guzman, final stats:
26 correct
4 incorrect
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 4,750)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
24.44% in first on buzzer (22/90)
Average Coryat: 10,500

Howard Tilman, stats to date:
11 correct
4 incorrect
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
28.89% in firston buzzer (13/45)
Average Coryat: 4,000

Howard Tilman, to win:
2 games: 27.93%
3: 7.80%
4: 2.18%
5: 0.61%
6: 0.17%
Avg. streak: 1.388 games.

(contestant photo credit: sportsjeopardy.com)

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